jump to navigation

UTech, Jamaica Student Team Awarded USF Funding to Complete Robot Prototype for International Engineering Competition March 29, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Uncategorized.
add a comment

USF_IEEE

 

Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, MP, (right) Minister of Science, Energy and Technology presents a symbolic Universal Service Fund (USF) cheque valued at US$1,800 to Mr. Aygei Maters, (centre) 3rd year University of Technology, Jamaica School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) student who is also President, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch, Jamaica Chapter. The USF donation was presented in support of the University’s participation at the annual IEEE Southeast Regional 3 Conference to be held in April 2018.  Sharing in the presentation is Dr. Sean Thorpe, Head, SCIT.

 

The presentation was made on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the offices of the Ministry in Kingston.  The Universal Service Fund (USF) donation will support the UTech, Jamaica IEEE student hardware team to acquire electronic parts for their final designs of a new intelligent software controlled robot for the hardware competition.  The prototype will be entered in the Hardware Competition at the annual Institute of IEEE Southeast Regional 3 Conference scheduled for April 19 – 22, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida, USA where they will compete with other USA based universities.

 

Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, MP, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology in presenting the  donation to the UTech, Jamaica team, opined that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an area of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) that need greater and deliberate emphasis within schools’ curriculum, given the ability of AI to be a game changer in our daily lives.  Dr. Wheatley said that he was encouraged by UTech, Jamaica’s participation in this type of transformational STEM initiative and was happy that the USF could provide support to the students.

 

Dr Sean Thorpe, Head, School of Computing and Information Technology who was instrumental in lobbying for funding support for the students to complete their prototype, said that “the University is grateful to the USF for their show of support for the students to attend this year’s IEEE competition.”    He noted that, “the financial aid is timely and will go a far way in assisting with the final incremental designs and programming of the live robot prototype.”  Dr. Thorpe expressed appreciation to members of staff in both the School of Engineering and the School of Computing and Information Technology for their support in preparing the students for competition.

 

The 10 member UTech, Jamaica student delegation will be led by Mr. Aygei Masters who has been working assiduously to ready the hardware team for the upcoming IEEE competition.   In addition to the Hardware competition, the UTech, Jamaica student team is also expected to participate in the Software Programming, T-Shirt Design, Website Design and Engineering Ethics competitions.

 

The annual IEEE Region 3 brings together Computer Scientists, Electrical and Computer Engineering professionals, faculty and students to share the latest information through technical sessions, tutorials, and exhibits.  It is the most influential conference in Region 3 for promoting awareness of the technical contributions made by the profession to the advancement of engineering science and to the community.

 

 

Corporate Communications Unit

Advancement Division

University of Technology, Jamaica


 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

Advertisements

JOB ADVT: Junior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer, Long Pond Distillers Ltd March 27, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Long Pond Distiller Ltd wishes to recruit a Junior Mechanical/Industrial Engineer to join the team in Trelawny.

The position exists for an initial 4 month period starting April 2018. However, consideration will be given towards a longer term arrangement, should the candidate be successful in achieving the desired project objectives over the initial 4 month period.

Interested persons may submit their applications and resumes by April 15, 2018 via email to;

The Plant Manager.
Long Pond distillers Limited
Clark’s town P.O
Trelawny.
email :kbarnett@monymuskrums.com

Sincerely

Kevin N Barnett

Plant Manager

LONG POND DISTILLERS LIMITED

Clark’s Town P.O.,

Trelawny, Jamaica, W.I


 

NOTE: The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja) shares career and other opportunities on this blog, sourced from non-UTech, Ja entities and organizations, based locally and overseas. This is done as an information service to its alumni community and other users. UTech, Ja is not liable for any loss or damage, personal or otherwise from the use of said information.  UTech, Ja does not guarantee that your participation in any of the activities referenced will be a good and safe decision for you.  It is understood that users of the blog will do their own research and proper due diligence, to determine what is a profitable and safe opportunity, before committing to any action.

 

Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

UTech, Jamaica: Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Horace Campbell, April 4, 2018 March 27, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Uncategorized.
add a comment

Professor Horace Campbell_Lecture

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica

Lifelong Learning Needs Survey March 22, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Alumni Events, Personal Development, Professional Development.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
add a comment

adult-education-2706977_1920

 

As a Lifelong Learner, whether you are based in Jamaica or overseas, please share with us the areas you wish to know more about to achieve your Personal and Professional Development Goals. This information will help to guide our selection of content, programmes and services to serve you better.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE OUR QUICK SURVEY!


University of Technology, Jamaica
Alumni Relations Office
876-970-5468

Faculty of Engineering & Computing 60th Anniversary Celebrations, March 18th – April 6, 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 19, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in UTech News.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

FENC_60th

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

College of Business & Management – Celebration of Excellence, March 18-28th, 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 19, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Business Development, UTech Events, UTech News.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
add a comment

 

Calendar of Events final

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Ms. Bennie Watson – 876-970-5890 / 927-1680 to 8 ext. 2890 / c: 876-899-0685
Ms. Claudia Nelson – 876-927-1680 – 8 ext. 2468 / c: 876-575-1703


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

Alumni Association, UTech Donates $50K to Fit to Recruit Campaign – Job Fair 2018, UTech, Jamaica March 16, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Alumni News, UTech Events, UTech News.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

 

Fit2Recruit-DonationHandoverMarch2018

L-R Mrs. Dorrset Gabbidon-Pottinger, Asst Registrar, Student Services receives the donation to the Fit To Recruit Campaign from Mr. Anthony Davis, Member of the Alumni Association, Executive, and Director of Sport at UTech Jamaica.   (more…)

UTech Foundation Presents $3.3M in Scholarships to 15 Students at UTech, Jamaica March 13, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Alumni News, UTech News.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
2 comments

Prof_Meets_UT_Foundation_March2018

L – R:   Professor Stephen Vasciannie, CD (4th right) President, UTech, Jamaica  accepts a scholarship cheque of $3,326,700 from  Mr. Eric Crawford (4th left)  Chairman, UTech Foundation at a breakfast meeting held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Terra Nova Hotel, St. Andrew. Participating in the presentation from left are   Mrs. Pauline Taylor-Madourie, Scholarship Officer, UTech, Jamaica, Mr Noel Smith, Treasurer, UTech Foundation, Mr. Sameer Younis, Director, UTech Foundation, , Mrs. Mercedes Deane, University Registrar, UTech, Jamaica, Mr. Hector Wheeler, Associate Vice President, Advancement, UTech, Jamaica and Mr. Barrington Robinson, Director, UTech Foundation. Missing are Rev. Jim Parkes, Director, UTech Foundation and Miss Cheryll Messam, Alumni Relations Manager, UTech, Jamaica 

UTech, Jamaica Alumni

Mr. Eric Crawford, Mr. Noel Smith, Mr. Barrington Robinson and Rev. Jim Parkes as Directors of UTech Foundation and Mrs. Mercedes Deane and Mrs. Pauline Taylor-Madourie as staff of UTech, Jamaica are also privileged to be Alumni of UTech, Jamaica. 


 

Fifteen University of Technology, Jamaica students have received scholarships  and bursaries valued at $3.3M from the UTech Foundation to assist with tuition and other related school expenses for the academic year 2017/18. The scholarship funds were formally presented to President, Professor Stephen Vasciannie by Foundation  Chairman Mr. Eric Crawford at a breakfast meeting held on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Terra Nova Hotel. (more…)

Celebrating UTech Jamaica Alumni – Eric Crawford, Appointed to New Integrity Commission March 11, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Alumni News.
Tags: , , , , , ,
add a comment

Eric Crawford

 

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica extends sincere CONGRATULATIONS to alumnus Eric Crawford on his appointment as 1 of 5 Commissioners to Jamaica’s newly established Integrity Commission.

Mr. Crawford has over 40 years experience in Accountacy. He is a Partner in Retirement of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. At the time of his retirement in 2015 he was the Managing Director, Taxation Services. CLICK HERE FOR CAREER DETAILS!

See below for the announcement of the appointment of the Commissioners made by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on his facebook page today.

=====================================================================

Yesterday I met with the five Commissioners of the new single anti-corruption agency – Integrity Commission.

 

I wanted to thank them for accepting the appointments and for serving Jamaica.

My administration is committed to charting a new course for Jamaica.

The new Integrity Commission, which is a merger of the Contractor General’s Department, the Integrity Commission and the Corruption Prevention Commission, must act as an example of the efficiency in stamping out corruption to make Jamaica the least corrupt place in the world.

The Commission must be a model agency for efficiency as wherever there is inefficiency there is corruption. The Commissioners must therefore ensure efficiency in their operations as it will be a catalyst to remove corruption.

The members of the Commission are:

Hon. Mr. Justice Karl Harrison (retired) – Chairman
Hon. Mr. Justice Seymore Panton (Retired)
Mrs. Pamela Munroe-Ellis, Auditor General
Eric Crawford, Tax Expert
Derrick McKoy, Attorney-at-law and former Contractor General

PM Andrew Holness Facebook Page 10th March, 2018

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

Celebrating UTech Jamaica Alumni – Major General Antony Anderson, New Police Commissioner, March 2018 March 6, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in Alumni News, UTech News.
Tags: , , , ,
1 comment so far
Major General Antony Anderson

JDF Website

The Alumni Community of the University of Technology, Jamaica extend congratulations to Alumnus Major General Antony Anderson on his appointment as Jamaica’s new Police Commissioner. Our prayers are with you for the strength, wisdom, resources and support necessary for you to serve your country with excellence. CONGRATULATIONS Major General Anderson!!!!


Major General Antony Anderson appointed police commissioner

Jamaica Observer, Tuesday, March 06, 2018

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the appointment of Major General Antony Anderson as Commissioner of Police for the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) effective March 19.

According to the PSC, Major General Anderson has developed a keen understanding of the critical nature of the JCF in securing Jamaica and currently serves as the National Security Advisor since being appointed in December 2016 and is the first person to serve in this capacity in Jamaica.

CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE-JAMAICA OBSERVER

 


Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

JOB ADVT: Female & Male Dorm Resident Managers, UTech, Jamaica March 6, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in JOB VACANCIES.
add a comment

The University of Technology, Jamaica

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

The position of

FEMALE AND MALE RESIDENT MANAGERS

 

Duties will include:

 

ü Supervision & general administration of the assigned Hall

  • Coordination of  Hall activities
  • Student counseling, trouble shooting, and general problem solving
  • Ensuring compliance with University regulations governing the Hall disciplinary procedures

  (more…)

JOB ADVT: Accounting Assistant, UTech Jamaica March 6, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in JOB VACANCIES.
add a comment

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

 

 

EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

 

 

VACANCY

DIVISION OF FINANCE & BUSINESS SERVICES 

Accounts Receivables Unit

 

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica), Division of Finance & Business Services seeks to identify an experienced Accounting Assistant to fill the following post:

 

Accounting Assistant (Level 5B)

(Temporary)

 

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS:

 

The successful candidate should possess Diploma in Business Administration/CAT Level II or AAT/NVQ Level 3 or an equivalent qualification.

(more…)

JOB ADVT: Administrative Support 1, FOBE, UTech Jamaica March 6, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in JOB VACANCIES.
add a comment

UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA

“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”

 

VACANCY

 

Faculty of the Built Environment

 

 

The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the post in the Faculty of the Built Environment:

 

 

Administrative Support 1 – Level 6b

(Secondment March 12, 2018 – June 30, 2018)

 

The Administrative Support 1 will provide confidential administrative support services to the Secretariat responsible for the planning of the Caribbean Urban Forum.

 

Requirements:

The preferred applicant should possess:

 

  • a first degree in Administrative or Business Management, or a related discipline;
  • at least two (2) years experience in a senior secretarial/administrative post;
  • good knowledge of business protocol and practices;
  • Knowledge of basic accounting, budgeting, telephone etiquette and techniques;
  • excellent administrative, communication, interpersonal and research skills;
  • advanced level Microsoft Office Suite skills and a positive work ethic; and
  • Working knowledge of UTech policies and procedures.

(more…)

JOB ADVT: Human Resource Assistant, UTech Jamaica March 6, 2018

Posted by utechalumni in JOB VACANCIES, Uncategorized.
add a comment
 
 
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, JAMAICA
“EXCELLENCE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”
 
VACANCY
 
Division of Human Resources & Administration
 
 
 
The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Jamaica) seeks to identify a suitable candidate to fill the post in the Human Resources Department:
 
Human Resources Assistant – Level 5b
(Permanent)
 
This ideal Human Resources Assistant will be performing general human resource functions in the areas of compensation and benefits, recruitment and selection, training and develolpment. The incumbent is expected to demonstrate empathy, sympathy, thoroughness and transparency in the delivery of the services to the University’s present and potential employees/workers.
 
Requirements:
The preferred applicant should possess
 
 Diploma in Human Resource Management or equivalent qualifications;
 Sound knowledge of computerized human resource information system;
 Good knowledge of standard office procedures and practices;
 Excellent communication and customer service skills;
 Excellent office administrative skills (filing, organizing and time management);
 Strong reasoning, problem solving and interpersonal skills;
 Ability to take initiative and work with minimum supervision.
 
At least three (3) years experience in an administrative position, preferably in a Human Resources Department.
 
Interested applicants seeking a career opportunity who meet the specified requirements are invited to submit applications, with subject line Human Resources Department – Human Resources Assistant, for consideration to hrm@utech.edu.jm by 3:45 p.m. on March 13, 2018 or to:
 
Chief Human Resource Officer
Division of Human Resources & Administration
University of Technology, Jamaica
237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6
%d bloggers like this: